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Jim's Super Stereoworld

Jim's Super Stereoworld

Jim's Super Stereoworld


Jim Bob was born James Robert Morrison[1] in the city of London, on 22 November 1960. He changed his name because he did not want to be mistaken for, in his own words, "a fat, dead, crap poet" - in other words, the former singer of The Doors. He played in various bands during the 1980s, one of which was Jamie Wednesday who were performing between 1985 and 1987. In 1987 Jamie Wednesday split up just before a gig at the London Astoria. Morrison and Les Carter filled in playing along to a backing tape and Carter USM was born. Read more on Last.fm
Jim Bob was born James Robert Morrison[1] in the city of London, on 22 November 1960. He changed his name because he did not want to be mistaken for, in his own words, "a fat, dead, crap poet" - in other words, the former singer of The Doors. He played in various bands during the 1980s, one of which was Jamie Wednesday who were performing between 1985 and 1987. In 1987 Jamie Wednesday split up just before a gig at the London Astoria. Morrison and Les Carter filled in playing along to a backing tape and Carter USM was born.

In fact, Jim and Les had known each other since the late 1970s, when their bands The Ballpoints (featuring Jim on vocals) and Dead Clergy (Les on bass and vocals) used to rehearse at the same studio behind Streatham station. When The Ballpoints' bassist quit at the end of 1980, Les joined the band, who then went on to play several gigs under the name of Peter Pan's Playground. In Carter USM Jim Bob had 14 top 40 singles, 4 top ten albums (including a number one) and played over 800 gigs all over the world as lead singer of the band. The band split up in 1997. Since Carter USM, Jim Bob has released two albums and three singles with his disco-pop-punk group Jim's Super Stereoworld, four solo albums as Jim Bob or James Robert Morrison and played various live shows both with his band and solo.

In 2001 he joined his old Carter bandmate Fruitbat onstage once again as part of supergroup Who's The Daddy Now?. Jim Bob currently tours as a solo artist playing both Carter songs and his solo material. His Goodnight Jim Bob - On The Road With Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine autobiography was published by Cherry Red Books in May 2004 to critical acclaim. Jim Bob's album Angelstrike, was released on November 22, 2004. In 2005, Cherry Red released a DVD of a live solo acoustic performance titled Live From London featuring songs from throughout his solo career as well as many Carter USM tracks. This was followed by a concept album entitled School, which was released in March 2006, brought forward after a leak to the internet. A "Best of" album was released in the autumn of 2006, accompanied by a UK tour. This release was originally intended to be a download only release, but a physical CD was produced.

The album was be accompanied by a free CD of Jim Bob and Jim's Super Stereoworld rarities. Jim Bob contributed two songs to the Barbican's 2006/7 Pantomime, Dick Whittington, "The Lord Major's show" and "The Victory Of Evil Song". Jim Bob has spent most of 2007 working on a new album that will be released in November 2007 via Cherry Red records. It will be called "A Humpty Dumpty Thing". Limited numbers of the album will come with a Jim Bob penned mini novel called "Word Count". Jim Bob will be supporting the release with a single in early November "Battling The Bottle" along with a UK tour later that month. Jim Bob has completed his full debut novel.

He plans to publish it in 2010. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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